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Transplanted roundabout tree barely survived

VALPARAISO | It might have been a merry Christmas, but it has not been a happy new year for the spruce planted in the middle of the five-points roundabout in November.

April 20, 2014 6:42 pm

Residents protest Lakes of Valparaiso plans

VALPARAISO | A request for approval of the preliminary plan for the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development creating 32 salable lots drew about 15 protesters to Tuesday's special Plan Commission meeting.

April 02, 2014 6:25 pm

Courtyards stores to be replaced by more condos

VALPARAISO | Plans to build a small commercial center at the northwest corner of Froberg Road and Vale Park Road have been abandoned, and the developer plans to build more condos instead.

March 04, 2014 2:17 pm

Foreign students get tough lessons from Mother Nature

VALPARAISO | A number of foreign students spending the winter months in Valparaiso are getting a crash course from Mother Nature in snow.

February 22, 2014 5:45 pm

Valpo ready to buy land for Vale Park pathway

VALPARAISO | The city is ready to obtain the right of way for extending the Vale Park Road pathway between Keystone Commons and Beauty Creek Estates.

February 14, 2014 6:15 pm

Signals, signs at 20 Valpo intersection to be improved

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding Wednesday for upgrading traffic signals and signage at 20 intersections, including the one at LaPorte Avenue and Harmel Drive.

February 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Funding approved for Valpo's next roundabout

VALPARAISO | The questions a lot of Valparaiso residents don't really want to know the answer to — Where's the next roundabout going to be built? — will be answered in the next couple of months.

February 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Valpo ready to annex addition to business park

VALPARAISO | It's been more than a year since The Lakes of Valparaiso was first introduced to the council, and it will be another few months before work can actually begin on the development.

February 10, 2014 9:30 pm

Few surprises on Valpo's bad intersection list

VALPARAISO | The annual list of the the 10 intersections with the most accidents is out, and while many names have been on the list before, several are on the city's radar for improvements.

February 07, 2014 6:45 pm Related

Valpo hires consultant for CN crossing work

VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety is hoping to make it easier for pedestrians, including the handicapped, to cross Canadian National tracks.

January 25, 2014 7:39 pm

Compass points immigrants on right road

VALPARAISO | Jessica Burkman considers herself "almost fluent" in Spanish despite working regularly with scores of people who speak Spanish and little or no English.

January 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Cost high for removing roundabout's oil-soaked soil

VALPARAISO | The first complaint about the new five-points roundabout is in: There aren't enough lights on the trees in the center island.

December 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Valpo board takes baby steps on Vale Park path

VALPARAISO | After looking at the various pathway projects under consideration, the city's Redevelopment Commission agreed Wednesday to start small in 2014 until it has a better idea of costs and revenue.

December 11, 2013 7:30 pm
Lumenus lighting the way for foreign students in Valpo

Lumenus lighting the way for foreign students in Valpo

VALPARAISO | When you are a stranger in a strange land, it's good to have someone to help you acclimate to your new surroundings and culture, and sometimes a turkey dinner with all the fixings is a part of that.

November 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Did Depression-era camp contaminate Valpo soil?

Did Depression-era camp contaminate Valpo soil?

VALPARAISO | With Valparaiso's first two-lane roundabout set to open Friday, a few changes had to be made -- including removing contaminated soil from an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

November 17, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Valpo plans $4.4M stormwater budget in 2014

VALPARAISO | The city plans to spend about $4.4 million for stormwater work in 2014 headed by the second phase of the Chautauqua Park project estimated to cost $1.5 million.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso commission hears plan for industrial park

VALPARAISO | Plans for a 14-lot shovel-ready industrial development site were presented Tuesday to the city's Plan Commission.

November 12, 2013 10:00 pm

Traffic signal at Valpo's Harmel Drive to be fully functional

VALPARAISO | The flashing signal at LaPorte Avenue and Harmel Drive will be changed to a fully operational one during the first quarter of 2014.

November 12, 2013 5:45 pm

Turn arrow at Glendale/Calumet gets initial approval in Valpo

VALPARAISO | One month after getting a request for another turn arrow at Glendale Boulevard and North Calumet Avenue, the traffic signal has been approved by the city's Traffic and Safety Committee.

September 10, 2013 6:15 pm

Valpo roundabout work entering final phase

VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout project is gearing up for the final phase this week with paving and markings of the second phase.

September 09, 2013 5:15 pm
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